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The Republicans Are Scaring Me Again

William Astore | Posted 02.07.2016 | Politics
William Astore

It's simple, really: If you want more bombing, more killing, more war, more torture, more police, more walls and lower taxes on corporations (yes -- that came up too), vote Republican in November.

How to Convert a Terrorist in Three Grades or Less

Jeffrey E. Stern | Posted 02.04.2016 | World
Jeffrey E. Stern

There was a child we will call Meena. She lived in Pakistan. She was a child of energy and initiative. She was six years old when she attempted her first terrorist attack.

Where's the Anti-War Movement?

William Astore | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
William Astore

When it comes to war and foreign policy, Americans face a Hobson's choice: the Democrats with drones and Special Ops and bombing against evildoers, or the Republicans with even more drones and Special Ops and bombing against even more evildoers. 

Bombs Away: The Disconcerting Common Factors

John B. Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | World
John B. Alexander, Ph.D.

Among a rising bellicose chorus there are common and disturbing themes. First is the propensity to advocate bombing any contentious threat into oblivion. The second vital commonality is a total void in personal combat experience by most of these vocal proponents.

North Korea Blows up South Korean Airliner, 1987

ADST | Posted 01.20.2016 | World
ADST

Someone once described the dissolution of the USSR as a typical Soviet divorce -- you're no longer married but you're still forced to live in the same apartment. So it is with North and South Korea, which have had more than their share of animosity the past half century, which has, not surprisingly, affected the U.S. in one way or the other.

Here's What Russians Really Think About the War in Syria

Maria Snegovaya | Posted 12.17.2015 | World
Maria Snegovaya

MOSCOW -- The majority of Russians have followed recent conflicts passively; they mostly voice the positions that were communicated to them by state TV channels and their support of Russian military actions in Syria is more reflective of the power of popular TV shows than the actual mobilization of the society.

Twin Suicide Bombing In Beirut Kills At Least 43 People

AP | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.16.2015 | World

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The Suez Crisis -- And A Different Side of Nasser

ADST | Posted 10.22.2015 | World
ADST

Gamal Abdel Nasser was one of the most influential modern-day leaders in the Middle East. He took a hard-line approach towards Western domination of Egypt and the rest of the Arab world.

Eyes of the Dragon -- Under Surveillance in China

ADST | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
ADST

The extent of the surveillance operations of the Soviet KGB is legendary, but the Soviet Union was not the only country to maintain an intelligence service.

Operation Rolling Thunder: Behind the Fog of War

ADST | Posted 09.04.2015 | World
ADST

The call by South Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Khánh on July 19, 1964 to expand the Vietnam conflict led to an operation of gradual and sustained U.S. aerial bombardment of North Vietnam known as Operation Rolling Thunder.

The 1998 Bombing of Embassy Nairobi

ADST | Posted 08.07.2015 | World
ADST

I thought the building was going to collapse, and I was pretty sure I was going to die. At the same time I was calmly thinking "this building is going to fall and I'm going to die." I vaguely remember a shadow, like a white cloud, moving past me and the rattle of the tea cup.

After 21 Years of Impunity, Trial on Terrorist Attack Cover-up in Argentina Begins

Gastón Chillier | Posted 08.06.2015 | World
Gastón Chillier

After years of frustration and disappointment, AMIA victims and their families, will finally get to see former Argentine President Carlos Menem, a former intelligence chief, ex-judge Galeano, two former federal prosecutors, a high-ranking federal police chief, and seven others stand trial.

How Churches Can Protect Themselves From Violence

John A. Tures | Posted 08.03.2015 | Crime
John A. Tures

A young domestic terrorist opens fire at a prayer meeting at a Charleston bible study, killing nine in an attempt to ignite a race war. Now two churc...

Turkey Bombs Syria

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.27.2015 | World
Jeff Danziger

Who am I supposed to bomb?

Viewing Ourselves In and Out of Context

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To view ourselves in the context of our background, history and the present, is an essential aspect of self-acceptance.

Iraqi Jet Mistakenly Bombs Baghdad

AP | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi Russian-made fighter jet accidentally dropped a bomb over a Baghdad neighborhood on Monday, killing at least 12 people on th...

94 Times Black Churches Have Been Violently Attacked

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.01.2015 | Black Voices

UPDATE: This piece has been updated to reflect recent church burnings that have occurred in the week since the shooting in Charleston. When Dylann...

Report: Young Female Suicide Bombers Target Crowded Nigeria Mosque

AP | HARUNA UMAR | Posted 06.22.2015 | World

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Two girls blew themselves up on Monday near a crowded mosque in northeast Nigeria's biggest city, killing about 30 people, wi...

How Many More Wars?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

All those who criticize President Obama's handling of foreign policy -- which includes the entire Republican presidential field, it almost goes without saying -- should really have to detail precisely what they'd do differently. The voters really do deserve an answer to this question, since these people are running to take Obama's place in the White House.

Prayer and Miracles: Cokeville Bombing Lessons Told to a Columbine Survivor

Liz Carlston | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact
Liz Carlston

As a society we tend to talk around or mock prayer and having faith in God. What is sacred to some, is smeared by others - even after we hear eye-witness accounts of miracles.

Vieques 12 Years Later: Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan | Posted 05.06.2015 | Latino Voices
Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan

Standing in Vieques today you may still see bombs exploding as the result of detonation, or hear that local lands remain in federal hands or notice that the ferries from Vieques to mainland Puerto Rico are full of Viequenses seeking health services, many for complicated and serious illnesses.

20 Years After Oklahoma City Bombing, Words Still Matter

J. David Cox Sr. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
J. David Cox Sr.

Much has been done since then to increase security and safety around federal buildings. Sadly, there has been no such progress in eliminating the types of anti-government sentiments that drove domestic terrorists Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols to target federal government employees on that fateful day.

Could That Cleavage Be Dictating Your Conscience?

Ximena Ortiz | Posted 05.25.2015 | Media
Ximena Ortiz

In looking for more images that tell a story we may find ourselves forced to dig deeper and our writing may get better, too. It may also make news and opinion writing more fulfilling and representative. After all, what haven't we said already?

Bombing Civilian Hospitals: A Khartoum 'Tradition'

Eric Reeves | Posted 03.25.2015 | World
Eric Reeves

If we want moral clarity in understanding the Khartoum -- as opposed to the political "complexities" adduced whenever the regime is the subject -- then let us look to Frandala. This deliberate bombing attack on an MSF hospital, by an advanced military jet aircraft, is the very face of the Khartoum regime.

Charlie Hebdo: Deadliest Attack In France In 50 Years

HuffPost France | Alexandre Boudet | Posted 01.07.2015 | Media

12 people were killed on Wednesday when the offices of the weekly newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, were attacked. French President Francois Hollande calle...